Simply prepared green and yellow beans with wild mushrooms are easy holiday fare.

Peggy Knickerbocker
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007


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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and wax beans and cook until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. (Cook for another minute or two if you like your green beans more tender.) Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they release their juices and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of the mushrooms for garnish. Add the cooked beans to the mushrooms in the pan and cook, stirring to combine, until heated through, 1 to 3 minutes. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Serve topped with the reserved mushrooms.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 and store in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Substitution Note: If you can't find wild mushrooms, use button or cremini mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.4g 14% DV; sugars 1.6g; fat 4.6g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 358.3IU 7% DV; vitamin c 8.8mg 15% DV; folate 38mcg 10% DV; calcium 41.9mg 4% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 23.4mg 8% DV; potassium 295.9mg 8% DV; sodium 62mg 3% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 2 stars
Pretty boring I made this for Thanksgiving and it wasn't a good fit. There needs to be a little sauce or glaze to give it more flavor. Pros: I love yellow beans and this is an easy recipe. Cons: Doesn't have a lot of flavor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Easy and delish Add a few sprinkles of dry thyme to this for a nice flavor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Great Recipe...but I love this recipe as part of the 7-day diet but 10 servings? Come on! If you stick to the 7-day plan and make all these recipes for 6 8 and 10 people you will throw away more food than you eat because you are not eating leftovers in the plan. Yes I can reduce the portions of the recipes but to shop for and prepare these meals for 2 people I spend more time doing math than I should have to. Also by including recipes with so many servings you are encouraging people to eat more whether they do it to reduce waste or they just eat more subconsciously because there is so much food! My point is that if Eating Well is using this recipe as part of a 7-day diet plan that they've created they should take the time to modify the recipes for 1 2 or at most 4 servings. No one is making a diet buffet for the neighbourhood so 10 servings is way too many. Pros: tasty easy Cons: too many servings! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Green & Yellow Beans with Wild Mushrooms Beans and mushrooms freeze well and it doesn't take much thought to add any of your favorite spices or fresh/dry herbs! Portion it out and you are ready to go. Pros: Have you ever heard of a freezer it works wonders for large portions! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I actually laughed out loud when I read the first comment. I completely agree... a diet buffet hilarious. Read More